Your article: TV classic Dad’s Army to be performed by drama group

Some of The Home Guard troop at a recent rehearsal.
Some of The Home Guard troop at a recent rehearsal.

Possibly for the first time since the 1940’s, The Home Guard can be seen on parade in Market Weighton.

The much-loved TV classic ‘Dad’s Army’ will be performed live by the drama group Market Weighton Community Players.

Producer Helen Lawley said: “We are staging the show to coincide with the 70th anniversary of VE Day, performing three of the funniest episodes in the series, The Deadly Attachment, The Godiva Affair and The Floral Dance.” Period music will be provided by The Weighton Waytes choir.

Performances are at The Social Club, Southgate, Market Weighton at 7.30pm on Thursday 7 May, Friday 8 May and Saturday 9 May.

Director John Heaton added: “We have had great fun in putting these wonderful plays together.

“Audiences can look forward to all the familiar fun and nostalgic mayhem with Captain Mainwaring and his brave troop of part-time soldiers from Walmington-on-Sea. They should look out for all the well known phrases such as “Don’t tell them your name, Pike,” “We’re doomed, doomed” and “Don’t panic, don’t panic.”

Tickets are on sale now at the Post Office and The Paper Shop in Market Weighton and, as with other recent productions by The Players, are likely to be snapped up quickly.

Active since 1947, The Market Weighton Community Players is a vibrant drama group which exists to encourage and support the development of the performing arts in the community of Market Weighton and the surrounding villages.

Visit www.marketweightoncommunityplayers.co.uk for more information about the group.